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March 2, 2020
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When Your Workers Comp Patient Is Reluctant to Return to Work

One of the occupational medicine provider’s most difficult challenges is when a patient with a work-related injury or illness is judged ready to return to full duty, but the patient resists going back to work.

 

February 10, 2020
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What Urgent Care Operators Need to Know About OHSA

Though the topic of OSHA doesn’t often come up in the context of urgent care facilities themselves, operators are nevertheless required to have a thorough understanding of its standards and guidelines towards ensuring their facilities are in compliance, and that the health and safety of employees, patients, and vendors are protected.

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February 10, 2020
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Smoothing Ebb-and-Flow for Greater Staff Efficiency and Shorter Wait Times in Urgent Care

Integration of healthcare delivery with mobile technology is leading more urgent care operators to embrace digital queuing systems that, given their ability to positively impact patient wait times, offer the promise of elevating the patient experience—and a distinct competitive advantage.

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February 10, 2020
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Radiology Is Becoming a Bigger Draw for Urgent Care Patients

Widespread ability of imaging services was a big step forward for the urgent care industry. Patients appreciate it, too—so much so that quicker access to x-rays and the like has become not just an expectation but an attraction for patients weighing their options for immediate care, according to Urgent Care Quality, a new industry resource produced by Experity.

Categories: Urgent Care
January 6, 2020
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Expanding Your Urgent Care Product Line with Massage Therapy, Aesthetics, and Body Sculpting

Maintaining not only growth but also profitability in the increasingly competitive urgent care marketplace requires a willingness to seek out and assess new services, and the wherewithal to offer those deemed to be a good fit for your business model. “Spa services” may be one such possibility warranting consideration.

 

January 6, 2020
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Primary Care Access is Waning; Those Patients Should Be Coming to Your Urgent Care Center

What has been mostly anecdotal over the past several years has now been confirmed by researchers from Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Fewer patients than ever are going to traditional primary care practices, meaning their patronage is up for grabs. Between 2002 and 2015, there was a 2% drop in the number of patients who have an established primary care provider.

Categories: Trending Urgent Care
December 19, 2019
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JUCM KMHA Webinar Series: Foreign Bodies Presenting to the Urgent Care

This webinar will employ real-world cases to illustrate procedures for identification and removal of these items.

Categories: Urgent Care X-Ray
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September 14, 2019
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JUCM KMHA Webinar Series 2019: Top 10 missed X-Ray Diagnoses in Urgent Care

This webinar will feature real-world cases of patients who presented to an urgent care center or an emergency room—only to return days later for further care for the same complaint.

Categories: Urgent Care X-Ray
August 16, 2019
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JUCM KMHA Webinar Series 2019: Ultrasound in Urgent Care

The growing use of ultrasound in the urgent care setting is a hot topic, as evidenced by the success of—and attendance at—a talk on the subject during the most recent convention of the Urgent Care Association. We have engaged the speaker from that session to expound on the most relevant and accessible applications for an ultrasound in common urgent care case presentations.

Categories: Ultrasound Urgent Care
July 9, 2019
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Repetitive Motion Injuries: Urgent Diagnosis, Patient-Centered Management

Musculoskeletal disorders result in costly, disabling outcomes for Americans—causing significant economic impact (work-related injuries, early retirement, days away from work) and representing a leading cause of chronic diseases nationwide. Frequently, the initial treating facility, which determines if the injured/ill patient is capable of returning to work or needs time away from work or modified duty, is an urgent care center.

 

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